Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Samantha Gibney, Jun 4, 2018.
Here are my babies.
Sweet little ratties
btw, I would suggest that you cover the wires floor(s) so that they are solid ...... for examples, small levels can be cover with dollar store dish drain trays cut to fit and attached with cable/zip ties, while larger floors can be covered with a piece of thick linoleum cut to fit
Try them on a rat block for diet. I can see they are favoring the sunflower seeds so they might be missing some nutrients.
Welcome Samantha & babies! Are they boys or girls? Names?
Are you new to ratties? If so, Harlan Teklad & Oxbow rat foods are the most recommended dry all-day food to be sure they get the best diet, supplemented with other foods at supper or snacktime..
They're adorable! I have 1 haired and 1 hairless too...
I limit her to 12 a day and also forget half the time. No idea if that's the right amount, but she tells me she needs 'em.
as others said, please feed a good block such as oxbow or Harlan Teklad 2014
and a variety of daily vegs
and healthy treats such as berries, a piece of fruit, cooked grains, a few organic pumpkin seeds, a few chick peas, a few cooked beans, etc
Rofl isn’t that just their way??
When you say rat block, what is that? I don't get the "block" part. I feed mine Oxbow something. He wouldn't eat the Oxbow Garden type so I gave it to the shelter. They were feeding the rats rabbit food. hay and stuff! Thank you for your help.. always!
'Block' sounds big, but it's not, it just means all the pieces in the bag are the same, with all the nutrients in those 'blocks', rather than separated into various grains, seeds, etc..
It's so they get balanced nutrients, rather than picking & choosing among the mixed types of food..
I use Oxbow Essentials Adult Rat Food. They also make a type for babies, basically it has more protein which is fine for babies but not adults. (In a pinch you can give babies the adult version, just supplement it with extra protein).
Welcome! So glad you could join!
Cute little ratties!
Actually babies do fine on the adult blocks with a variety of daily vegs and healthy treats
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